Women today must reclaim the identity of the muse.
Set aside some time for a little ~self-exploration~
Exploring topics of feminism in television usually goes one of two ways…
‘Pro-life’ has a lot of meanings.
The need for young women to connect with each other is even more prevalent.
What Ana Mendieta’s Siluetas Taught Me About Woman and Nature as One.
Hi, wow!” she exclaims with an unbridled energy that seems both youthful and genuine--two adjectives an average American would be unlikely to employ if asked to describe “politician.”
Regardless of how up to minute one stays with celebrity culture, it’s hard to miss the fact that we love nothing more than a woman in a crisis.
Did you know that Black women are three to four times more likely to die from childbirth than white women?
One of the new Congresswomen is an indigenous woman with a law background, one a Latinx woman who has firsthand experience in income inequality, another a Somali American who is a Democratic-Farmer-Labor party member, and another the founder of the Committee on Healthy Women, Families, and Communities.
Whoever said diamonds are a girl’s best friend has clearly never met Netflix. I will be the first to admit that the media streaming service is the perfect companion for nights of self-care. However, lately, some of the content Netflix has been releasing has been rather disappointing.
It was within the romantic, countercultural landscape that Joplin rose to fame as a rock icon, rebelled against feminine conventionality, and climatically fell at the hands of an overblown, self-destructive generational identity.
“I know that I've got big ears and a big forehead and that my hair sticks up. But I'm happy with myself. I'm not necessarily trying to win a beauty pageant here.” -Clay Aikem
Trump and his administration are planning on narrowing the federal government’s definition of sex, a direct attack on the transgender community. Under the federal law, Title IX, no person shall be excluded from participation, denied benefits, or be subjected to discrimination based on their sex.
There’s a lot to fix, so pop in your headphones, get your ballot ready, and blast these feminist tunes.
So I say, reclaim the right to be rude! Not being nice all the time doesn’t make you a bad person. Being protective of your space and choosing when and who you want to interact with, is healthy and can be a way of guarding yourself.
One of the main details that bugged me about the Mental Health Awareness Day deluge was how the majority of the posts I saw were addressed at an ambiguous “you.” Most of the public dialogue about mental health is similarly externalized, spewing statistics, advice, or encouragement to the “other” who needs saving. Here’s the truth, though: Mental health—or lack thereof—is something we all deal with.
It is time to reexamine women’s magazines in 2018. It is time that more publications pivot towards a more holistic approach to print media—one driven by connection and passion, not ad sales. It is true that this switch would require us to completely rewire the way that we think about women’s media, but maybe that is also a good thing
The Bechdel Test serves as a litmus test for women in film—from their physical presence onscreen to the quality and depth of their characters. The test is not designed to determine whether a movie is feminist or even good, but rather to gauge the representation of women in film. It's important to note that many films may only partially pass the Bechdel Test, by meeting some of the requirements but failing to meet others.
Girls in Kenya miss an average of six weeks of school due to a lack of menstruation products. How can girls achieve their full potential or feel in control if a natural part of their lives hinders them from receiving a full education?
However, it is my belief that diaries are an everlasting manifestation of growing up girl, but technology is redefining the diary. Print diaries versus online replacements have noticeable differences, and I do not think digital platforms should be a replacement. Diaries possess the unique ability to be private spaces that offer something unique in the maturity process.
There seems to be this misconception that women are free to be outside whenever they want. That is a lie we tell ourselves, while the unwritten rule— which tells us when, where, and how women are permitted to leave their homes— pervades.
Women coincide with this natural aspect because of the way we’ve socialized. The female gender is stereotyped into categories such as being caring, doting, loving, or emotional. Qualities that are natural in aspect and seemingly fluid. It may seem brash, but the divisiveness we see in a number of social issues causes gender to play a major role in discussion and reformation.
As a college student, I was immediately struck by the Avital Ronell incident. Coming from a university that boasts some of the world’s most elite academics, it is not difficult for me to imagine Reitman’s situation. In the same way that Harvey Weinstein convinced young actresses their careers were on the line if they refused his advances, powerful professors have an unbelievable hold over their students. That dynamic remains the same regardless of the victim’s gender identity.